Jamie Foxx gave a street eulogy for Michael K. Williams, and it was emotional, stirring and clearly heartfelt.
Jamie was leaving Caffe Roma Friday in Bev Hills, and our photog asked if Williams, who died earlier this month of an apparent drug overdose, should finally win an Emmy. That opened the door to a flood of emotions.
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Jamie says MKW was better than the rest … that he was in the league of Joe Morton and Samuel L. Jackson.
It was clearly hard for Jamie to process Williams’ death … he says they broke bread and talked about life just a few weeks back.
Jamie waxed poetic, saying Michael lived an artistic life and should be honored with the elusive award.
Michael is nominated for best supporting actor for his work on “Lovecraft Country.” Fact is … he was considered the shoo-in even before he died.
If he wins, his nephew, Dominic Dupont, will accept the award in Michael’s honor. Jamie has some simple advice for Dominic on what to say and how to say it.
As we reported … Michael was found dead on Labor Day in his Brooklyn apartment.